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The Resource Strange stars : David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded, Jason Heller

Strange stars : David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded, Jason Heller

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Strange stars : David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded
Title
Strange stars
Title remainder
David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded
Statement of responsibility
Jason Heller
Title variation
David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Looks at developments in science fiction and pop music in the 1970s, delving into the ways that the work of many influential performers of the time was heavily informed by science fiction and space exploration
  • "A Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist explores the weird and wild story of science fiction's outsize impact on popular music and culture. As the 1960s drew to a close, and old mores were giving way to a new kind of freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, David Bowie slipped into the empty balcony of a London cinema to see 2001: A Space Odyssey. He emerged a changed man ... And indeed, as mankind trained its telescopes on distant worlds, Bowie would lead other rock stars to see the world of science fiction, previously dismissed as nerdy fluff, as the catalyst needed to continue the revolution begun in the sixties. In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel forces that depended on each other to expand the horizons of what could be created with words, sounds, and out-of-this-world imagery. He presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos at University of California, Berkeley; to Pink Floyd jamming live over the BBC's Apollo 11 moon landing broadcast; to Jimi Hendrix distilling the 'purplish haze' he discovered in a pulp novel; on to a wave of Star Wars disco chart-toppers and synthesizer-wielding post-punks ... If today's culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled creativity--in magazines, novels, films, records and concerts--to point out that the nerds have been winning all along."--Jacket
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Heller, Jason
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
Strange stars
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  • Popular music
  • Science fiction in music
  • Musique populaire
  • Science-fiction dans la musique
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • MUSIC
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Popular music
  • Science fiction in music
Label
Strange stars : David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded, Jason Heller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stars look very different today: the end of the '60s -- Dancing astronauts of renown: 1970 -- In search of space: 1971 -- I'm the space invader: 1972 -- Comet melody: 1973 -- Secrets of the circuitry mind: 1974 -- Your memory banks have forgotten this funk: 1975 -- What can this strange device be?: 1976 -- A distant planet from where I come: 1977 -- Hit by space junk: 1978 -- When the machines rock: 1979 -- The planet is glowing: the start of the '80s
Control code
1003253195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9781612196978
Lccn
2018013060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)1003253195
Label
Strange stars : David Bowie, pop music, and the decade sci-fi exploded, Jason Heller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The stars look very different today: the end of the '60s -- Dancing astronauts of renown: 1970 -- In search of space: 1971 -- I'm the space invader: 1972 -- Comet melody: 1973 -- Secrets of the circuitry mind: 1974 -- Your memory banks have forgotten this funk: 1975 -- What can this strange device be?: 1976 -- A distant planet from where I come: 1977 -- Hit by space junk: 1978 -- When the machines rock: 1979 -- The planet is glowing: the start of the '80s
Control code
1003253195
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 254 pages
Isbn
9781612196978
Lccn
2018013060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)1003253195

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